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Weekly GCSE Mathematics Mini Test

Weekly GCSE Mathematics Mini Test

This series of over 20 tests (and answers) helps students retain the ability to answer questions on a range of topics. The topics consist of Dividing into a given ratio nth term of a linear sequence Converting decimals into fractions Fractions (add, multiply and divide) Area of triangles, rectangles and circles Converting between mm, cm, m and km Collecting like terms. Removing brackets Solving simple equations Multiplying decimals Percentages of a quantity Expressing as a percentage Compound percentages Probability of a single event. Probability of two events when two spinners are spun Distance/Speed/Time Density/Mass/Volume
sjcooper
Who Wants to be a Millionaire PowerPoints

Who Wants to be a Millionaire PowerPoints

This resource follows the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" game-show format. There is also a template for quizzes and slideshows that help kids learn in a fun way. At present it is formatted to "Music for Dance" & "KS3 Mathematics"but they can be modified to be related to other subjects or used just for fun.
totticoves
Bridges (Simple Linear Sequences)

Bridges (Simple Linear Sequences)

This simple investigation helps introduce linear sequences and use of formula. Pupils are prompted to use multilink to make bridges of a fixed height, draw their bridges, and record lengths and blocks used. This leads to a linear sequence and simple formula. The extension task asks pupils to consider bridges of different lengths and heights, leading to a more difficult, but still linear, formula. This has the potential to generate class discussion covering equivalent terms, BIDMAS etc.
sjwilk
The Pirate Game (Christmas Themed)

The Pirate Game (Christmas Themed)

I have used the resource shared by 'paulcollins' and adapted it slightly. Changed some of the questions and made it Christmas themed so its more appropriate for this time of year. Also includes a special appearance by the fearsome Blackbeard and terrifying Kraken! Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
mercbenzon
12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

Problem solving Christmas activity - calculate how many presents are sent by 'my true love'. Two methods are suggested, but pupils can solve the problem using any method they can find. This can provide good opportunities to discuss methodical strategies, ways of recording etc. If pupils choose to calculate presents on a day-by-day basis they will have opportunities to generate quadratic and cubic sequences (triangular and tetrahedral numbers) and use these to solve the problem. There is the potential to link this to work on nth term and/or Pascal's Triangle. If pupils choose to calculate presents on an item-by-item basis they can generate linear sequences, and use these to solve the problem. The resource has three pages. Page 1 is the worksheet; pages 2 and 3 are answers, with links to directly relevant YouTube videos.
sjwilk
Finding patterns investigations. (Square numbers)

Finding patterns investigations. (Square numbers)

This is an investigation that my children loved it. I spread it over two lessons and the first lesson I let them try to solve it however way they wish. We started with a discussion on what makes a great mathematician and decided that finding the answer isn't what makes a great mathematician but making a start and exploring is. Some children used squared paper, multilink cubes, their Maths books, tables etc. In the second lesson I showed them how it would have been easier to look for patterns and record these using a table and introduce the word 'Systematic'. This investigation can be done even if you aren't covering square numbers. The notebook also includes hinge questions to begin the lesson to elicit children EXPLAINING their learning.
sid1913
Quadratic Sequences 2 (Treasure Hunt)

Quadratic Sequences 2 (Treasure Hunt)

This activity requires students to work out the nth-term formulae for quadratic sequences, when they are given the first 5 terms. Click --> https://tes.com/.../Treasure Hunts for similar style Treasure Hunts on more than 30 other topics. --- Note that unlike most Treasure Hunts, this one has the added feature that the answers give an encrypted clue. Deciphering this clue reveals where the treasure is hidden! A Treasure Hunt is a great activity which children love. They are ideal for revision, starters or plenaries. They are a really great way to get students to answer questions quickly and enjoy doing so. These question cards have been prepared in two sizes. The large cards can be pinned around around the classroom and used for a whole class activity; the smaller (loop cards) can be used for group work or by individuals – they are particularly helpful for one-to-one tutorials and during interventions.
Maths4Everyone
Mathematics Sequences worksheet generator

Mathematics Sequences worksheet generator

This spreadsheet will generate infinite worksheets for either linear sequences or quadratic sequences. The spreadsheet will also provide the answers. Once the sheet is generated print the sheet. The cover the answers and send the font to white (this hides the answers) print this sheet. Repeat for newly generated worksheets. Alternatively the spreadsheet can be projected onto the board and students answer from the board. Then at an appropriate time the answers can be shown by changing the column hiding the answers back to black font.
sjcooper
Mathematics Worksheet generator

Mathematics Worksheet generator

This spreadsheet is set up to produce nine questions for students to answer on a variety of foundation topics. The spreadsheet also generates the answers. The generate a new list simply alter week 1 for week 2 etc and a new sheet is generated. That is the numbers are replaced or a different algebraic expression is generated. The topics on this sheet include: Dividing into a given ratio Multiplying fractions together nth term of a linear sequence collection of like terms solving simple equations decimal conversions metric conversions decimal multiplication
sjcooper
Algebra Codebreaker Bundle - December 2017

Algebra Codebreaker Bundle - December 2017

A bunch of codebreakers (the usual terrible joke) having solved a load of algebra problems involving functions, arithmetic sequences, inequalities, substitution and other algebra topics. These can be used as a starter or plenary or even part of a main task in a lesson.
alutwyche